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...treatments used for other HIV-related conditions such as lipodsystrophy. Contact the manufacturer directly or visit and enter "co-pay programs" in the search box for more information. Below is a brief description of currently available HIV co-pay programs. For more information, or if you have a problem accessing or using a specific program, call the Project Inform Hotline at 1-800-822-7422 , or call the number...
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Confusion and Complete Stress over Description of Anal Sex and AIDS

I am a 30 year old gay male with very little sexual experience. I have always practiced safe oral sex and I have never had any experience with anal sex at all. However, recently a sexual partner asked me to masturbate in his butt cheek area. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...head of your penis (the urethra) came into direct contact with infected blood or semen, I don't see how you could have been HIV infected. I am not aware of anyone having been HIV infected by touching the anus or a hemorrhoid with their penis. ... Read more »

A guy who escaped the bullet of HIV

Hi Dr BobI cant tell you how happy I am today. I sent you emails several times but you never responded to any of my worries and questions. I have been reading your forum for almost one & a half year and all this time I spent in utmost anxiety and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Guy Who Dodged the HIV Bullet,WOO-da-fricking-HOO! Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story (and great news!). Even though I was Read more »

pleeeeeeease answer.

i am hiv positive but hep c negative. i had brief anal sex (less than 10 seconds honestly) that was unprotected. i stopped it but have been a little paranoid i hope about transmission. i know it is possible to transmit sexually, but there was no...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...saying that you already had testing around this event ("two negative antibody tests a year apart"). I agree though that the description you give seems like a very low risk event so I would not pursue testing any further. However, I WOULD... Read more »

Why wont he give me PEP

I went clubbing on Saturday and I met this guy and we hooked up. By hooking up, I mean we spent like 2 hours making out and fondling each other. NO oral or anal sex. Anyway, we were drunk and he told me that he had thrown up a little bit earlier....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...clinicians involved with the assessment of risk and whether PEP is appropriate are the best judges on this matter. Your brief description to me does seem to indicate very minimal risk (if any), not indicating the use of PEP. This is not a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Development, Description, and Acceptability of Small-Group, Behavioral Intervention to Prevent HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among Young Adult Injection Drug Users

... "Young injection drug users (IDUs) who are not infected with HIV or hepatitis C virus are at great risk of acquiring one or both of these infections through their sexual or injection behaviors," Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...After some identifying information such as the brand name and generic name of the product, the following sections appear: Description Microbiology and Clinical Pharmacology Indications and Usage Contraindications Warnings Precautions ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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...Write? We Want to Hear From You! is looking for writers to join our growing group of online bloggers! If you're HIV positive and want to blog about your life, or if you work on the frontlines of HIV and want to share your thoughts... Read more »

HIV Rashes

Posted by Anonymous
...these rashes look like ? For information I referred to a book in the British Council Library which says the following : "The descriptions of the eruptions are brief, relatively diffuse in their descriptive terms, and uninformative. For example,... Read more »

MTV needs people impacted by HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...MTV Needs the Names of Young People for a Programme on HIV/AIDS Please reply directly to *** Staying Alive, MTV's HIV/AIDS global awareness campaign is looking Read more »

MTV needs the Names of Young People

Posted by Anonymous
...information for each person (there is no limit to the amount of names you can put forward): 1. Name 2. Age 3. Nationality 4. Brief description of why name should be on list 5. Contact details of person nominated (we will need written... Read more »